We are family (in progress)

Family themes and family bonds; includes bonds of friendship strong enough to pass for brotherhood
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1.
Frequency (2000)
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An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. (118 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
“ Too bad it was Quaid who played the father, though. I really do not think much of his acting. The script could also use a little more intelligent lines at times. But the concept was interesting. ” - Silverquill
 
2.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
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In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. (133 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
3.
The Road (2009)
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In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
 
4.
Life as a House (2001)
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When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
5.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
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The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king? (132 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
6.
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
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Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age. (124 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
7.
Pay It Forward (2000)
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A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
8.
Vice Versa (1988)
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
 
9.
Like Father Like Son (1987)
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A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son. (96 mins.)
Director: Rod Daniel
 
10.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
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When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first. (127 mins.)
 
11.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
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Famed archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action, when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (122 mins.)
 
12.
Back to the Future (1985)
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Marty McFly, a seventeen-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
13.
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
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A lonely orphan's life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself. (101 mins.)
Director: Vic Sarin
 
14.
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999 TV Movie)
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On a cold winter day a mysterious stranger shows up at the Witting Farm. He is John Witting, the father... (95 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
15.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
16.
The Majestic (2001)
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Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son. (152 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
17.
Knowing (2009)
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M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe. (121 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
18.
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993 TV Series)
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Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple... (60 mins.)
 
19.
TRON: Legacy (2010)
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The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world. (125 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
 
20.
The Karate Kid (2010)
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Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. (140 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
“ Sorta. More of a mentor/disciple aside from mother/son. ” - Silverquill
 
21.
Before and After (1996)
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Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend. (108 mins.)
 
22.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
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After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
 
23.
The War at Home (1996)
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Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father. (123 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
 
24.
Big Fish (2003)
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A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
25.
The Lion King (1994)
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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
 
26.
Neverwas (2005)
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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist... (103 mins.)
 
27.
The Kid (2000)
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An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when he is mysteriously confronted by an eight-year-old version of himself. (104 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
28.
Lifted (2010)
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13 year old Henry Matthews struggles with life after his reservist father is deployed to Afghanistan. With the help of a local pastor, the boy decides to take part in a local singing contest. (108 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
 
29.
Father of Invention (2010)
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After 8 years in prison, inventor Robert Axle struggles to win over his estranged family and catch up on current technology as he works to once again become the king of the infomercial. (93 mins.)
Director: Trent Cooper
 
30.
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
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The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
31.
The Smurfs (2011)
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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. (103 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
 
32.
Evelyn (2002)
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1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment... (94 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
33.
House of Cards (1993)
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When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner... (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Lessac
 
34.
Ghost Dad (1990)
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Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his... (83 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
35.
Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series)
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Changeling (2008)
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A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
37.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
38.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
 
39.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
40.
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself. (129 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
41.
The Color Purple (1985)
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A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades. (154 mins.)
 
42.
The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
43.
Son in Law (1993)
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Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
44.
Uncle Buck (1989)
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Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister. (100 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
45.
Jack & Sarah (1995)
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A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower. (110 mins.)
Director: Tim Sullivan
 
46.
Regarding Henry (1991)
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Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. As if that weren't enough... (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
47.
Houseboat (1958)
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A widower, his three young children, and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat. (110 mins.)
 
48.
Time Share (2000)
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Two single parents, one man and one woman, along with their kids, have to involuntarily share a house for their holidays. (87 mins.)
 
49.
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
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A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family. (111 mins.)
 
50.
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)
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A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children. (98 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
51.
The Sound of Music (1965)
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (174 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
52.
The Pacifier (2005)
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Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
53.
Rain Man (1988)
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
54.
The Three Musketeers (1973)
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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
55.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
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A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time. (116 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
56.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
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When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw. (143 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
57.
The Godfather (1972)
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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
 
58.
Twins (1988)
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A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook. (107 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
59.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993 TV Series)
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The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town. (60 mins.)
 
60.
The Christmas Card (2006 TV Movie)
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US soldier visits the town from where an inspirational Christmas card was sent to him by a church group that mails cards out to servicemen as a goodwill effort. (84 mins.)
 
61.
I'll Be There (2003)
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An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair. (105 mins.)
Director: Craig Ferguson
 
62.
Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
 
63.
Meet My Mom (2010 TV Movie)
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Ten year old Jared Marshall's life crumbled down after his parents' divorce a year ago. Not only does his dad put his job first since... (88 mins.)
Director: Harvey Frost
 
64.
The War (1994)
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Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends... (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
65.
She's the One (1996)
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The love lives of two brothers, Mickey and Francis, interconnect as Francis cheats on his wife with Mickey's ex-girlfriend, while Mickey impulsively marries a stranger. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Burns
 
66.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
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Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan... (210 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
67.
Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007 TV Movie)
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A troubled foster child with an affinity for drawing and artwork, becomes attached to her eccentric and forgetful new foster mother, also an artist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
68.
Time Share (2000)
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Two single parents, one man and one woman, along with their kids, have to involuntarily share a house for their holidays. (87 mins.)
 
69.
Freaky Friday (1976)
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A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday. (95 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
70.
The Family Man (2000)
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A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife. (125 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner